9 out of 10 girls struggle with skin problems. There are a lot of commercially available products that we try but not all work and those who work show just temporary results. What we apply on skin is temporary but what we consume has long term and healthy effects. We are what we eat and we all know it. There are some foods that can actually help you keep oiliness at bay while some foods work the exact opposite. Here is a list of the top foods that make your skin oily and you have to avoid these as much as possible:
Sugar as you all know is bad for your waistline. Little did we know that it also affects the way your skin behaves. Sugar triggers the oil gland to produce more oil thus making your skin oilier. Sugar can increase your blood-sugar levels, causing rapid inflammation in the body besides affecting your skin. More: Top 10 foods highest in sugar >>
Dairy products themselves contain fat and including too much dairy in your diet can trigger oil glands to product more oil (thereby unbalancing its function) and make your skin look oily and dull. For lactose intolerant, dairy can also cause other problems like acne, very oily skin, diarrhoea, cramps etc.
POTATO CHIPS/ANY FRIED CHIPS
What makes potato chips so epically bad for your belly is not what they have, but what they lack: the ability to make you feel satisfied. A handful of chips can turn into a big empty bag in no time simply because our bodies expect us to make them happy when we eat food. Too much of such fried chips can put unnecessary oil into your system which finds its way out through the oil glands and pores on our skin, thus making our skin oilier. More: Best and worst foods for your belly and skin >>
Junk food is usually fried and full of saturated fats. Both high-fat and fried food can overwhelm the stomach, resulting in acid reflux and heartburn. This can also cause digestive problems. Anything that affects stomach has negative impact on the health of skin. Since junk food has saturated fats and certainly not good for the tummy, it ends up making you look dull and oily if you already have oily skin problems.
Soda is a factor in the aging process of the skin because it causes the body to produce all kinds of inflammatory products. The biggest problem about soda is the crazy amount of sugar. The side effects of sugar on the skin, including dullness, dryness and the decrease in skin cell production.
REFINED FLOURS/ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
Refined flours and all-purpose flour is made from grains that are stripped off of all the essential nutrients and fibre. Such enriched flours are usually used in baking, pastas etc. and are responsible to trigger the oil glands to secrete more oil thus making your skin oilier.
Fatty meat like pork, beef, ham, lamb etc. is rich in saturated fats which are linked to fat deposition in the body and increase in cholesterol levels. They also have an impact on the skin making you oilier and prone to breakouts too.